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Episode 7: ESPN – Social Media and Production

October 25, 2022

To serve sports fans, anytime, anywhere, is the mission of ESPN. The go-to stop for all sports coverage, we sit down with two ESPN employees, Jett Watkins, Social Media Specialist II, and Sania Blu, Production Assistant at ESPN Next, who share that it is not all about the final score, but the stories that EPSN tells. We hear about how ESPN handles breaking news, like when Tom Brady announced he was retiring, tips on how you can improve your content skills, and the different job areas you get to work in when you join the ESPN Next program.

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5 reasons you should apply for the Disney College Program

October 21, 2022

Attention all college students and recent grads – have you heard? Applications are open for the Disney College Program! As a Disney College Program participant at the Walt Disney World@ Resort, you can become part of the magic that is known worldwide, gain experience working in a front-line role at…

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Episode 6: Disney Programs – Disney College Program and Disney Internships

October 18, 2022

Discover a unique living and working environment with participants from all over the world. The Disney College Program and Disney Internships can be the start of your career with The Walt Disney Company. Hear from two Disney College Program alumni, including a current Disney Intern, Karla Quintanilla, Undergraduate Associate for Disney Programs, and Kevin Boutte, Walt Disney Imagineering Inclusive Strategy Development about their experiences, their roles with the Company today, and how you can get started in one of these programs.

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Episode 5: Disney Culinary – Signature Dining and Festivals

October 11, 2022

The Culinary teams across Disney Parks, Experiences and Products create unforgettable dining experiences for guests from around the world. This week we make stops at our parks on both coasts as we hear from the Culinary Director of Signature Restaurants, Chef Andrew Sutton, and Chef Assistant at EPCOT Festivals, Chef Pedro Pomales. They share their culinary journey, how they conceptualize dishes that end up in our parks and resorts, and the different career paths available with Disney Culinary.

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Episode 4: Disney Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Disney on the Yard and Business Employee Resource Groups

October 4, 2022

At Disney, inclusion is for everyone. We strive to design work environments that inspire optimism and drive innovation for all employees at all levels. And because we recognize that maintaining an inclusive, supportive workplace requires mindful attention and intention, we continually adapt to the evolving needs of our people. To discuss the opportunities available for our cast members, crew, Imagineers, and employees, as well as our external audience in the diversity, inclusion, and equity space, we are joined by Corey Savage, Senior Outreach & Engagement Manager, and LaJoy Mercer, Technical Recruiter as they share their experience and how they have seen this evolve while with The Walt Disney Company.

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Episode 3: National Geographic – Scripted Content and Destination Management

September 27, 2022

National Geographic has been igniting the explorer in all of us for over 130 years. In this episode, we hear from Hugh Fitzpatrick, Vice President of Scripted Content, and Benji Schwartz, Destination Manager on the Land and Cruise team at Nat Geo Expeditions. Whether you are interested in creating content for National Geographic’s scripted shows like Genius or A Long Road Home or helping create itineraries for Nat Geo Expeditions, we learn that it is all about deepening people’s understanding of the world and our role within it.

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Episode 2: The Walt Disney Studios – Global Marketing and Virtual Production

September 20, 2022

Walt Disney Studios is the core of where The Walt Disney Company started nearly 100 years ago. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. This week both our guests hail from our Disney Studios content team, Nicole Roberts, Senior Manager of Global Marketing, and Ian Milham, Virtual Production Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). Our guests take us behind the scenes of their roles, by sharing all the moving parts that go into creating global marketing campaigns, the virtual production process used on The Mandalorian, and how technology is creating new and exciting roles within Studios.

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Episode 1: Technology at Disney – Emerging Technology and Machine Learning Engineering

September 13, 2022

Innovation is the foundation of what our Disney technologists do. Our technologists are constantly elevating, evolving, and pioneering the future of our streaming platforms, content, and more to always be one step ahead when creating the latest in immersive entertainment experiences. We are joined by two technologists this week, Rekha Bachwani, Director of Machine Learning Engineering with Disney Streaming, and Scott Ray, Director of Technology for Emerging Tech within Disney Parks, Experiences & Products – Technology & Digital. Rekha and Scott give an inside look at some of the projects they’re currently working on with our streaming platforms and our parks and resorts, discuss the culture of their teams, and share advice for anyone interested in a career with technology at Disney!

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Professional Intern Spotlight: Two friends, two coasts: Former classmates follow their dreams

August 11, 2022

Mikhaila Estwick and Maureen Zeufack met their freshman year of high school and became friends during biology class. Today, the high school friends are both pursuing their dreams with The Walt Disney Company – on opposite coasts. Maureen was researching diverse programs for media students when she discovered the Disney…

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Disney College Program participants to join the Minnie Van team

August 8, 2022

If you’ve been to Walt Disney World® Resort lately, you may already know that Minnie Vans have returned to our roadways! If you’re not familiar with the Minnie Van service, it is a private car service that will whisk you away from place to place around Walt Disney World property…

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